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'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
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'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

Jan 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,213 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year
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'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year

Dec 11th 2018, 9:15 AM 7,820 Views 20 Comments

Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.

17 bands - including The Strypes and Delorentos - busked one after another on Grafton Street yesterday
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# Music Marathon

17 bands - including The Strypes and Delorentos - busked one after another on Grafton Street yesterday

Nov 26th 2017, 10:07 AM 5,206 Views 0 Comments

All in aid of Dublin Simon Community.

It's on: Ministers begin to declare allegiances as Fine Gael campaign starts
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It's on: Ministers begin to declare allegiances as Fine Gael campaign starts

May 18th 2017, 5:45 PM 27,385 Views 90 Comments

A new leader will be in place by the June bank holiday weekend.

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation
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There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation

Mar 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 26,804 Views 29 Comments

The Simon Communities want vacant properties to be used to boost social housing supply.

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?
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Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?

Jan 30th 2017, 2:40 PM 15,892 Views 25 Comments

The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700.

Here are 15 PRACTICAL ways to help homeless people this Christmas and New Year
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Here are 15 PRACTICAL ways to help homeless people this Christmas and New Year

Dec 19th 2015, 7:30 AM 22,081 Views 7 Comments

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

People are being turned away from emergency beds in the Midlands "every week"
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People are being turned away from emergency beds in the Midlands "every week"

Oct 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 6,422 Views 2 Comments

There’s been a surge in demand for the charity’s services.

Homeless and hungry: "I'm a normal person - I just have problems right now"
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Homeless and hungry: "I'm a normal person - I just have problems right now"

Sep 30th 2014, 8:30 PM 18,705 Views 19 Comments

Cork Simon has a soup run that doesn’t just feed the homeless. In fact, you’d be surprised who visits it.

Brian Cowen will be sleeping rough tonight (but don't worry, it's for charity)
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Brian Cowen will be sleeping rough tonight (but don't worry, it's for charity)

Sep 26th 2014, 9:29 AM 13,150 Views 84 Comments

The 12-hour sleep-out is aimed at raising funds to tackle rural homelessness.

Man risks attack from angry male swan to save cygnet
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# So Brave

Man risks attack from angry male swan to save cygnet

Sep 21st 2014, 9:54 AM 4,284 Views 4 Comments

Everyone knows a swan can break your arm or kill a dog!

Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt 'most vulnerable in society'
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Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt 'most vulnerable in society'

Sep 14th 2014, 8:34 AM 6,420 Views 38 Comments

Groups representing carers, elderly people and those on low incomes have called for a reduction but that’s not likely to happen in the next Budget.

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts
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Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts

Apr 1st 2014, 3:56 PM 18,479 Views 40 Comments

A dozen non-governmental organisations tweeted on the topics of homelessness, emigration, and adult literacy.

Two-thirds of Cork's homeless have mental conditions - report
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Two-thirds of Cork's homeless have mental conditions - report

Oct 3rd 2013, 6:30 AM 3,687 Views 16 Comments

A new report by the Cork Simon Community says that early school leavers and those who encounter legal trouble are far more likely to end up homeless.

€1.23m left in wills to Dublin homeless charity in 2012
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€1.23m left in wills to Dublin homeless charity in 2012

Jun 25th 2013, 6:47 PM 8,884 Views 9 Comments

Every night in 2012 the organisation provided 201 beds for homeless people, an increase of 17 beds since 2011.

One in three fear losing their homes - report
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One in three fear losing their homes - report

Oct 1st 2012, 6:45 AM 3,358 Views 6 Comments

The figures were released by homeless charity the Simon Community.